The other day I was asked this question. I hadn’t really thought I did much to ‘relax’ or to help me stay sane in any day. Turns out I was wrong. Once I got thinking about it it would appear that I do quite a lot every day to reduce stress, little things like pour … More How do you relax?
Today is Thanksgiving across the seas. If I were to look at my stats for this blog it would show me that most of my readers are from the United States (Ireland is second and India third in case you were wondering.) So with that in mind I thought I’d better get all American and … More Happy Thanksgiving all you over there.
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
So, I’m still alive, just curled up in a ball for a while and trying to make sense of the world we live in. Since the sudden death of Ben’s mum, Elma I’ve found myself questioning everything in life. Most of those questions I’ve asked myself many times before, beginning when my own Dad died … More Questions on life.
Today is my best friends birthday, my greatest confident, my closest companion. Over thirty years ago, when life was not what it should be for me, he came along and changed my future. I can never express in words what his friendship has meant to me, nor how much I’ve achieved with him by my … More To ‘yer man’ on his birthday.
Here’s another of my articles from the Examiner’s Feelgood. It’s an old nursing memory which I hope makes you smile. As a student nurse in the eighties sexism was alive and well and a lot more blatant than it is today. Despite the fact it seriously annoyed me I often ignored it believing most men … More There I am in the paper #35.
The summer is coming, time to get my bikini body ready! Anyone else? Here is my last weeks article in the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. While flicking through Facebook the other day I stumbled across a celebrity I’d never seen before sharing with the world her secret to looking beautiful. She appears to be living on … More There I am in the paper #32
Have you ever wished you had said something to someone but missed your opportunity? Have you been hurt or wronged and told no one? Perhaps you owe someone a thank you but never got the chance to tell them? Maybe you have a secret you never shared but would like to let it out? A … More Anyone interested?
If I were to ask you a question can you give an honest answer? Do you give blood? If not why not? Before you get all shouty and announce you can’t for some medical or social reason it is not you I am asking, it is everyone else… The facts speak for themselves, in Ireland … More What is stopping you?
Today, Easter Sunday, is a day of celebration and remembrance to many around the world. So with that in mind, and because I missed organ donation awareness week, I’d like to repost this in order to celebrate and remember a very special boy Ben, and his brave family. Ben has not been forgotten by so … More Celebrating Easter, Remembering Ben.